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Shabaab details deadly raid on Kenyan military base in Somalia

Shabaab details deadly raid on Kenyan military base in Somalia

Shabaab fighter waving the jihadist group’s flag inside the base In photos released yesterday, Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa, detailed last week’s deadly assault on a Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) base in southern Somalia near the Kenyan border. The raid came just over one year after another assault on a KDF base in El Adde, which killed more than 100 Kenyan soldiers. In last week’s assault, Shabaab said its “Saleh al Nabhan Battalion” launched a coordinated, large-scale attack on the base. The attack began with two simultaneous suicide bombings, followed by an assault team breaching the perimeter of the base. According to Shabaab, “more than 67 KDF troops were killed.” However, in the photos only around 50 bodies are shown. The jihadist group was able to capture the base and took vehicles and supplies before withdrawing. A KDF spokesman denied Shabaab’s version ...

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